Bundaberg Christian College to receive $1000 Reef Guardian Award

Published: 24/11/2011

Bundaberg Christian College is one of ten Reef Guardian Schools throughout the state that will be rewarded for their commitment to keeping the Great Barrier Reef healthy through environmental initiatives undertaken in the past year.

The school will be presented with a Reef Guardian School Annual Award of $1000 next week, as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Reef Guardian Schools program.

Reef Guardian Acting Director Nathan Walker said the school would receive the "Sea Star Award" for their inventive and resourceful participation in the program.

"The students call themselves the Eco-Kids and have researched and established gardens around the school," Mr Walker said.

"The Eco Kids learn about environmental issues and work in the gardens they have created, which is also as an outdoor area for lessons to be held."

Reef Guardian Schools are located throughout the Great Barrier Reef catchment and each undertakes a variety of activities aimed at improving the Reef's health and resilience.

Through these activities students learn about the connections between the land and the Reef and the role they can play in looking after it.

There are currently 279 schools and over 110,000 students involved in the Reef Guardian Schools program, which is now in its ninth year.

All Reef Guardian Schools manage their own resources (energy, waste, water and biodiversity), and educate their friends, families and communities about the difference we can all make by 'working together today for a healthier Reef tomorrow'.


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